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OCHBS 2024 Speaker Panel

Our Full Roster of Speakers & Panelist

Past OCHBS Speakers

Ariane Kirkpatrick

Ariane Kirkpatrick

CEO
Harvest of Ohio

Ariane is the CEO of Harvest Grows, Harvest of Ohio, and Harvest Processing, companies with provisional large-scale medical, cannabis cultivation,dispensary and...

Andrew DeAngelo

Global Cannabis Consultant & Strategic Advisor / Executive Coach Founder
Andrew DeAngelo Consulting

“I build organizations.” — Andrew DeAngelo is a visionary leader with a proven track record of enacting systemic social change and developing best practices in cannabis. Andrew lends his vast cannabis business and political expertise as a consultant for hire to the global cannabis community...

Ed Rosenthal

Author, Educator, Activist
Ed Rosenthal

Ed Rosenthal is a leading cannabis horticulture expert, educator, and activist. As the author of over a dozen books on marijuana cultivation and social policy, his books and Ask Ed ® column in High Times educated marijuana farmers worldwide. Ed’s arrest and highly publicized trials in the earl...

Rusty Wilenkin

Co-founder & CEO
Old Pal

Rusty Wilenkin started Old Pal after beginning his career in media lending, then spending 4+ years in the cannabis space. The concept was born out of a white space that the team began to notice throughout the industry: there wasn’t a flower product out there that was both affordable and beautif...

Candace Moeller

Founder & CEO
Innovative Healing Solutions

Candace is a proud Ohio native, born and raised in Spencerville, Ohio.  Candace is a successful businesswoman and business owner who began her professional ...

Assemblymember Tremaine S. Wright

Former Member, New York State Assembly
Former New York State Representative

Tremaine S. Wright is a former member of the New York State Assembly who thereafter, served as the first Director of the DFS Statewide Office of Financial Inclusion and Empowerment. Ms. Wright is an attorney, entrepreneur, and activist who is a second-generation Bedford Stuyvesant resident invest...

Erin Gore

CEO
Garden Society

Erin Gore is the founder and CEO of Garden Society, a California-based, cannabis-focused benefit corporation serving women in search of new, more holistic ways ...

Fadi Boumitri

CEO
Ascension BioMedical

Fadi Boumitri serves as CEO of Ascension BioMedical, a medical cannabis company licensed to cultivate in the State of Ohio and operating under the Ascension brand. He also serves as Chief Investment Officer for Legacy Wealth Holdings, a real estate syndication firm with holdings across 13 states ...

Demetrius Harrington

Cultivation Manager
Ascension Biomedical

Born to a military family, Demetrius (affectionately known as “Dee”) spent most of his childhood moving from one Air Force base to another. He develope...

Karen O'Keefe

Karen O’Keefe

Director of State Policies
Marijuana Policy Project/MPP Foundation

As the director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project, Karen O’Keefe manages grassroots and direct lobbying efforts in state legislatures for the ...

Jeremy Cooper

Chef
https://chefjeremycooper.com/

Chef Jeremy Cooper (CJC) stands as a distinguished figure in the culinary and cannabis industries, recognized for his exceptional expertise in crafting gourmet ...

Becky Bush

Print & Packaging Consultant
Package My Bud

Becky is an experienced print and packaging consultant with a demonstrated history (3 decades) working with various materials, including Corrugated, Folding Carton, Retail Displays, Rigid Box, Labels, Pouches, and so much more. Her passion is helping her clients elevate and enhance their products...

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